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Vitamix Owners, Protect Those Fingers

Company issues recall for 569K blending containers, blade bases after dozens of lacerations

(Newser) - It's been dicey business for users of Vitamix brand blenders, leading to a nationwide recall of more than a half million blending containers and blade bases. Per a notice posted Thursday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission , the company said that the recall applies to about 569,000 units...

Chargers Sold at Costco Recalled After 2 House Fires

Devices have been 'melting, expanding, smoking ... burning, exploding, or sparking'

(Newser) - A recall notice has been issued for portable chargers sold at Costco that have been linked to at least two house fires. The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the notice Thursday, warning that the devices "can overheat while charging, posing fire and burn hazards," CBS News reports. The...

Kids' Speaker Recalled for Fire Risk

Yoto Mini battery can overheat and catch fire

(Newser) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning that the battery in a children's speaker can overheat and catch fire, posing a burn risk to the kids using it. The Yoto Mini , which allows children to listen to music, audiobooks, podcasts, and more, has a lithium-ion battery, and Yoto has...

Regulations Dragged as Home Item Kept Killing Kids

Cords from window coverings caused the death of more than 450 kids in the last 50 years

(Newser) - More than 450 kids, most of them toddlers, died from strangulation after getting tangled up in the cords of window coverings since the early '70s. An NBC News investigation—formatted via a timeline that tracks industry and government actions, alongside tragic firsthand accounts from parents—now asks why more...

Company Is Recalling Almost 5M Portable Blenders

Regulators say dozens of BlendJet 2 users have reported injuries

(Newser) - BlendJet is recalling about 4.8 million of its portable blenders over laceration and fire hazards after receiving dozens of reports of injuries, federal regulators said Thursday. BlendJet 2 Portable Blenders can overheat or catch fire, according to a notice from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission , and their blender...

CPSC Releases Album of Catchy Safety Songs

'Really fun collaboration' includes some well-known artists working anonymously

(Newser) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission is trying to reach young people with an album of catchy safety-themed songs including "Protect Ya Noggin," an ode to wearing the right helmet. Joseph Galbo, a social media specialist at the agency, tells NPR that the CPSC is trying to target people...

If You Own One of These Highchairs, Stop Using It

More than 85K TOMY highchairs are being recalled over reports of falls

(Newser) - More than 85,000 highchairs sold at major retailers across North America are being recalled due to a fall hazard that has resulted in a handful of injuries, reports the AP . Toy and nursery product company TOMY International Inc. is recalling about 83,000 of its Boon Flair and Flair...

Baby Shark Toys Recalled After 12 Kids Injured
Baby Shark Toys
Injure 12 Kids

Baby Shark Toys Injure 12 Kids

Toymaker is recalling versions of toy with hard plastic fins

(Newser) - About 7.5 million singing and swimming "Baby Shark" bath toys are being recalled after multiple lacerations and puncture wounds were reported in children playing with them. Zuru, a California-based toymaker, said it's recalling both full-size and mini versions of its robotic baby shark toys that have hard...

Recall: 10K Sippy Cups Apparently Contain Lead

Green Sprouts says in the future, lead will not be used as a soldering material

(Newser) - About 10,500 toddler sippy cups have been recalled due to a risk of lead poisoning. Green Sprouts says its 6-ounce Stainless Steel Sippy Cup, Sip & Straw Cup, and 8-ounce Stainless Steel Straw Bottle are affected by the recall, NPR reports. The bottom of the base can break off...

Agency: Don't Buy Amazon's Male-to-Male Extension Cord

Electrocution is just one possible outcome of its use

(Newser) - Some user reviews call them "suicide cords," and while the US Consumer Product Safety Commission didn't go that far, it did make clear this week that a certain electrical cord sold by Amazon is a bad and dangerous idea. Just don't buy it, the agency announced....

Another Warning on Infant Rockers After 14 Babies Die

CPSC warns about Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker, Newborn-to-Toddler Rocker

(Newser) - Parents are being warned once again about infant rockers after the deaths of at least 14 babies while using them. At least 13 babies have died over the last 12 years while using the Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker or Newborn-to-Toddler Rocker, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission , and one other...

Fisher-Price Didn't Heed Rock 'n Play Warnings. 50 Babies Died

New report comes to damning conclusion on inclined sleeper

(Newser) - On the heels of the latest Fisher-Price recall comes a damning report from a congressional oversight committee about the company's 2019 recall of the Rock 'n Play Sleeper . Fisher-Price and parent company Mattel ignored multiple warnings that the product was dangerous, the Committee on Oversight and Reform found...

After Child's Death, Peloton Issues a Warning

Keep children and pets away from treadmills and other equipment, Peloton advises

(Newser) - Peloton has advised treadmill owners to be careful after a child was killed in an accident involving its Tread+ product. "While we are aware of only a small handful of incidents involving the Tread+ where children have been hurt, each one is devastating to all of us at Peloton,...

The Qualified Warnings End: Just Don't Use Inclined Sleepers

Number of infants who suffocated leaps

(Newser) - Federal regulators have moved past warning about specific models of inclined sleepers for infants and now say to just not use them at all—any of them. The danger of suffocation is too great. In April, when Fisher-Price’s Rock 'n Play was recalled , the Consumer Product Safety Commission...

Agency Warns Parents on Infant Sleeper

Child able to roll over is at risk

(Newser) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission says infants older than 3 months, or those who can roll over, should not use Fisher-Price Rock 'n Plays because of multiple deaths, the AP reports. The agency and Fisher-Price parent Mattel Inc. said Friday they are aware of at least 10 infant deaths...

Boy Scouts Neckerchief Sliders Recalled

About 110,000, due to lead content

(Newser) - Part of the Boy Scout oath is to keep oneself physically strong, meaning Scouts should heed uniform-related news out of the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Fox News reports about 110,000 brass neckerchief sliders have been recalled due to lead content. "The colored enamel on the neckerchief slides contains...

With 8 Children Now Dead, Ikea Relaunches Dresser Recall

7 of the deaths occurred since 2002

(Newser) - Ikea relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child. The death of a California toddler, who was found trapped underneath an Ikea Malm dresser in May, has raised questions about whether Ikea has effectively spread the word about the recall, which...

Target Won't Take 'Not Safe' Fidget Spinners Off Shelves

US PIRG report says the toys have high lead levels; Target says they're not kids' products

(Newser) - A maker of one of the hottest products of the year has just found itself in a bucket of hot water. According to a consumer advocacy group, two fidget spinners supplied to Target by Iowa-based Bulls-i-Toy contain lead at up to 330 times the federal legal limit for toys. Inspired...

Target Recalls Easter Toys That Could Expand in Kids' Stomachs

CPSC issues pullback of 560K 'Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs'

(Newser) - No injuries have been reported yet, but some parents will have to alter their gift-giving plans after Target pulled back more than half a million Easter toys it says could be hazardous and even life-threatening for kids, NBC News reports. A Consumer Product Safety Commission "Fast Track" recall was...

Cuisinart Recalls 8M Food Processors Over 20-Year Span

Recall warns of blade damage that could cause tiny metal pieces to fall into food

(Newser) - You may have to temporarily eat your tuna salad in chunks rather than pulverized to a fine pulp if you own one of the 8 million food processors Cuisinart is recalling. Per CBS News , the voluntary pullback involves processors sold for the past 20 years (from 1996 to 2015), and...

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